Campaigns and Advocacy Consultant


About Sanergy
Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:
We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!
We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities��������� sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implemtegrated service delivery systems.
Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.
About The Role
Purpose of Consultancy
The consultant will be responsible for leading in the development of a communications, campaigns and advocacy strategy to target key government stakeholders and other sector influencers. Working collaboratively with Fresh Life���������s Government Affairs and External Relations Teams, the consultant will lead in the review and development of key tools and tactics that will be used to influence key policy decisions, and attract target government stakeholders for a partnership towards scaling safe sanitation for all underserved. The duration of the consultancy is for an initial one month.
Duties and Responsibilities
The development of this strategy should ideally entail:
A thorough assessment and review of the state of sanitation advocacy in Kenya to identify the opportunities that exist to leverage our strategy on. In addition, a review of sanitation policies to identify other tools that Fresh Life can leverage our influencing strategy on. Development of a comprehensive advocacy/influencing toolkit. The consultant will lead in the development of an effective toolkit, tactics and key messages to be used by the Ex Relations and Government Affairs Teams during implementation of the strategy. The toolkit should also include time of implementation and a clear rationale for the time selected. Identify and connect Fresh Life to important partnerships and collaborations that will increase the impact of campaigns and advocacy. The consultant will assess and develop a list of key influencers including journalists, social media influencers, and government officials that Fresh Life should synergize efforts with in the advancement of our advocacy work. Organize a training workshop for Fresh Life���������s External Relations and Government Affairs Teams on best practices in the implementation of the communications, campaigns and advocacy strategy. The consultant will ensure that selected Fresh Life employees are adequately equipped to implement the strategy. This includes campaign monitoring and evaluation to measure progress/impact of campaigns and other tactics.
Key Deliverables
By the end of the consultancy period, the consuwill:
Furnish Fresh Life Initiative with a comprehensive five-year communications, campaigns and advocacy strategy document. This document should clearly outline objectives, targets, activities, key campaign messages as well as a comprehensive implementation plan to be used by Fresh Life for maximum impact. Develop a list of valuable collaboration stakeholders and influencers that Fresh Life will work with to implement strategy. Further to this, the consultant will make an introduction of Fresh Life to these allies to kick-start a relationship for campaign implementation. Develop a strategy and implementation plan for use by the key stakeholders and influencers selected during the period of campaign. Conduct a workshop to train the Fresh Life team on the communications, campaigns and advocacy strategy and implementation plan. By the end of the training, the Fresh Life team should be fully equipped with suitable skills and knowledge to successfully conduct advocacy and government stakeholder engagements. In addition, the team should be equipped with the necessary skills for monitoring and documenting the impact of all advocacy/campaigns undertaken. A report for this workshop should be developed and submitted to the Fresh Life team.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Consultant
During engagement, the consultant will be expected to adhere to an agreed upon work plan of deliverables during assignment. He/she will lead in planning and executing the strategic workshop for the Fresh Life Team and will present all reports and other relevant documents as per the key deliverables of this consultancy.
Fresh Life Initiative
Fresh Life staff will support the consultant by conducting onboarding sessions that help the consultant understand Sanergy���������s work. In addition, the team will help in organizing relevant internal meetings with other colleagues that aid in building understanding of the company by the consultant.
The consultant profile
The ideal consultant will have the following qualifications:
Excellentience and knowledge of strategic communications and advocacy. He/she must demonstrate experience and an excellent track record of successful campaigns, advocacy and/or lobbying projects undertaken in the past. Relevant academic background in communications, policy and advocacy, international relations and/or any other relevant social sciences degree. A minimum of 10 years��������� experience in communications and advocacy is an added advantage. Strong communication, presentation and analytical skills. A deep understanding of the media, advocacy and policy making environment in Kenya as well as a good general understanding of how various government departments work. A network of qualitative social media influencers, journalists, and other relevant stakeholders for campaigns and lobbying exercises The ability to work efficiently and independently to meet key deliverables within agreed timelines. Ideal candidates should be able to demonstrate their project management skills from previous assignments under

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